In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Well, I feel pretty and maidenly without bounding my tresses.
- Pieta's voice was of a contralto color, and though not very strong, it was maidenly and soft.
- She lifted the bouquet from the ground, and then, as if inwardly ashamed at having stepped aside from her maidenly reserve to respond to a stranger's greeting, passed swiftly homeward through the garden.
- So Audrey spent her three idle days walking, reading, and occasionally joining in on the maidenly pursuits of her mother and sister, like sewing and fabric shopping at the markets.
- I tried my best to look maidenly and modest, as I should, though I was near to bursting with pride and excitement.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.